Starring: DMX, Swizz Beatz, Iyanla Vanzant, Forest Whitaker, Paige Hurd, Faith Whittaker, Jade Hall, Alfie Macdonald, Christopher Goddard
Director: Christopher Frierson, Clark Slater | Length: 82 Minutes
DMX: Don’t Try to Understand (2021) Description: DON’T TRY TO UNDERSTAND: A Year in the Life of Earl “DMX” Simmons is a no-holds-barred portrait of hip-hop’s most tortured superstar. A deeply personal exploration of Faith, Addiction, Loyalty, and Family, the film chronicles a year in the life of a man with a burning desire to reconcile decisions of the past. Fresh out yet another bid in Federal prison, 2019 finds Earl “DMX” Simmons at a crossroads. With an insurmountable debt owed to the IRS, an ever-growing family to feed, and immense pressure to return to the heights of yesteryear; the stakes couldn’t be higher. We follow Earl as he navigates this difficult circumstance: from re-acclimating to society in the midst of a grueling nationwide tour, to reuniting with his estranged first-born son. The film is an intimate glimpse into a man whose future and legacy, livelihood, and liberty, are all on the line.